Archives 2023

Add Value to Your Home With A Kitchen Remodel

A kitchen remodel isn’t just about improving your living space; it’s a transformation that enhances your daily life and significantly boosts your home’s resale value. When potential buyers seek a new home, they often prefer turnkey properties over those requiring extensive renovations. By investing in your kitchen, you can elevate your home’s appeal to attract a variety of buyers, from families looking for the ideal space for gatherings to busy professionals seeking a functional and stylish space.

Why Kitchen Remodeling Matters:
The kitchen holds a special place in our home, being the most frequently used room and often a place to create memories with family or friends. It should not only reflect your personal style but also make cooking and dining more enjoyable. Additional benefits of remodeling your kitchen include incorporating larger appliances and optimizing storage space.

Kitchens necessitate regular updates, making them one of the most significant investments in your home and often a top priority for potential buyers. Moreover, if you’re not planning to sell your home soon, a kitchen refresh can transform your daily cooking and meal preparation into a more relaxing experience.

The Decision-Making Process:
One of the most daunting aspect of a kitchen remodel is making decisions. From selecting the perfect drawer hardware to choosing a backsplash that complements your countertop, each choice should be guided by your design concept. It’s entirely acceptable to take your time with this process to ensure you’re getting precisely what you want without rushing into decisions.

While website like Pinterest can provide visual inspiration, remember to prioritize functionality. Cabinets, countertops, appliances, flooring, hardware, and sinks should all be within your design concept and based on how well they serve your needs. Seek inspiration from design trends and insights from experts, like Kitchen Tune-Up of Flagstaff, who as seeing a rising popularity is dark brown stains on wood floors, butcher block countertops, floating shelves, copper accents, and clean simple lines.

Flooring Transformation:
One of the most immediate ways to refresh your kitchen is by replacing worn flooring. Durability and ease of cleaning should be key factors in your decision-making process. Consider the inevitable accidents in a busy kitchen and choose flooring that can withstand the test of time. Options range from hardwood to tile to vinyl plank flooring, each with its own set of benefits. When replacing your kitchen flooring, also consider extending the theme and design into surrounding areas for a consistent look throughout your home.

Future-Proofing Your Investment:
If you anticipate selling your home within a few years, be strategic with your remodel choices. Avoid overly trendy designs and opt for neutral colors and fixtures to appeal to a broader range of buyers. Stick to timeless options like brushed nickel, chrome, and neutral sinks, which have broad appeal and can maximize your home’s marketability. However, if you plan to stay in your home for the long term, let your personal preferences shine through in your remodel with unique textures and accents. Visit Barmore Flooring and Design today to explore your options.

The Pros and Cons of Buying Flooring Online

There are many factors to consider when buying flooring online. While you may find some advantages to ordering your new flooring online, it’s extremely important to be aware of the risks before you make such a purchase.

Advantages of Buying Online

There are some advantages to buying flooring online. For most people, the biggest advantage to buying online is the price. If a store is having a clear-out sale or closing sale these can be great finds for discount flooring. There are certainly a lot of things out there that appear to be great deals – and some are.

It’s easy to find a variety of styles and patterns with many online retailers to choose from, you can select from thousands of options without having to leave the comfort of your home. Even though you can’t touch or feel your new flooring before purchasing, you can often find great imagery of the style you’re looking for on websites like Houzz or Pinterest.

What to Beware of When Shopping Online

Consumers are inundated with “great deals” when they click on websites for flooring. The fine print that buyers often miss in warranties from online retailers is that you must contact an authorized dealer for any warranty or claim issues. Without the manufacturer warranty buyers often cannot file damage or return claims.

Online stores might publish that you can return the merchandise, they often don’t tell you about the cost of shipping it back. Nor do they mention that you’ll be charged 30-50% for a restocking fee on top of shipping. So, if you’re searching for the best deal when buying your flooring online, it’s important to be aware of these hidden costs that might arise if you need to return your order.

The biggest issue with most flooring is logistics. How do you get it home? Flooring is HEAVY, most people are just not equipped to receive a 53 ft flooring trailer in their driveway and unload thousands of pounds of product. Where do you store your flooring until you’re ready to use it? Carpet, for example, comes in rolls of 12 ft or 15 ft long and needs to be stored in a dry, climate controlled area.

There isn’t anything wrong with researching flooring online, especially if you’re an out of towner with a rental or second home, sometimes your options are limited. Remember though, a picture is very one dimensional. You can’t get a feel for weight or quality online, so it’s important to make sure you’re ordering from a reputable dealer. Do your research first! When you go to an authorized dealer, you have a sales person who can give you options on various materials that you can touch and feel.

At Barmore Flooring and Design we have years of experience, we know what the pros and cons are for various products and brands, and we know how to handle a claim or warranty issue because we are an authorized dealer. If the website you ordered material from isn’t an authorized dealer, it may be challenging (or even impossible) to claim your warranty. Whether you’re ordering online or in-store, a really good flooring purchase is one that lasts for years and makes you fall in love with the way your home looks. Happy Hunting!!

Find the Right Flooring for You

New flooring is a big investment, and there are many things to consider before renovating your space. To determine what flooring is right for you, consider your family needs, the size of your space and home location, and your lifestyle/habits. Let’s explore some benefits and drawbacks of different flooring types.


If you have children, installing carpet in bedrooms and common living areas might be a good idea. This soft flooring option leads to the most comfortable family game nights and brings warmth in the winter months. Carpet also acts as a giant filter to trap dust and allergens that are brought into your home, whereas hard floor options do not. Worried about carpet stains? This has become less of an issue with new stain-resistant carpet technology and patterns that have been carefully crafted to hide marks. As a general guideline, we recommend to have your carpets professionally cleaned every 12 to 18 months. The frequency of professional cleaning depends on many factors like the level of foot traffic in your home, pets, and manufacturer’s recommendations.


Hardwood flooring is a beautiful option in any home and is a popular choice for Flagstaff & Northern Arizona cabin homes. This option may seem like a larger cleaning commitment but the smooth surface allows for an easy, quick clean every time. Hardwood’s rich character never goes out of style, its distinctive grains and swirling burnished figures add a classic touch throughout your home. Hardwood also adds value to your home, which is something to consider if you are thinking of selling your home in the future.


Durable, low cost and soft underfoot may sound like an impossible combination but vinyl does just that. This type of flooring is an affordable option for high foot traffic areas and homes with pets. Vinyl is quickly becoming the most popular type of flooring because of its versatility and affordable price point. If you are indecisive or like to keep up with interior design trends every few years, this option is the best route for you. Vinyl is easy to install, replace, swap out and can all be done at a lower price point than other flooring options.


Tile is a durable option that offers easy clean up for any spill or mess. There are an infinite array of options for tile and how you want to arrange them in your home. You can get anything from hardwood-inspired tile planks to small, hand-stamped tiles. Depending on the design, most tile hides dirt very well, so you won’t be visually triggered to sweep daily. If you live in a hot area like Arizona, tile immensely cools down a home and might be a good idea to have in most of the house.

Our team at Barmore Flooring and Design strives to provide the knowledge you need to find the right flooring for you. We hope this article will help you as you begin your next project. If you’d like to speak to a design expert about the best options for your home’s unique needs book a consult in our showroom today!

Pam’s Pick: Urban Industrial Interior Design

In 2023, Pam Barmore, who has served as the head designer and manager of our showroom for years, stepped into the role of owner. With her experience and attention to detail, Pam is here to guide and inspire you as you embark on your home remodeling or renovation journey. One of her top interior design picks is urban industrial.

She’s seeing a rising trend towards the urban industrial design esthetic among clients in Northern Arizona. The versatility of this style is surely why it has found favor with many craft breweries and contemporary homeowners.

Key Elements of Urban Industrial Design:

  1. Varied Material Choices: Urban industrial design encompasses an array of materials that can be integrated from floor to ceiling. Pam’s personal favorites include:
  • Weathered woods for flooring or wall accents
  • Vinyl plank for versatile flooring and wall applications
  • Brick-look tiles that infuse a sense of urban grit
  • Hexagon cement tiles that add a geometric edge
  • Granite and Quartz for countertops and islands, providing durability and style
  • Patterned carpets to introduce texture and warmth
  • Deco metallic or steel tiles for a sleek finish
  1. Distressed Textures: A hallmark of urban industrial design is the use of distressed woods and rough-textured materials. These elements seamlessly connect various design components to create a more cohesive space.
  2. Neutral Color Palette: Pam recommends neutral color palette that accentuates the natural beauty of wood and stone materials. She suggests using shades like black, steel grey, light blues, light greens, pale colors, whites, and creams to achieve the desired aesthetic.

Urban industrial design can be enlivened with colorful accents, textures, and standout features that infuse a unique character into your space. This robust design concept can beautifully incorporate rustic elements as well to express your style.

However, there are a few flooring materials and wall components that don’t quite align with the urban industrial concept. Pam advises steering clear of bright colors, shiny glass, floral decorations, and travertine tile when integrating this design into your home.

At Barmore Flooring and Design, you’ll discover an array of flooring and design elements that cater to your dream industrial look while respecting your budget. Pam has expertly guided countless showroom visitors, helping them explore alternatives, variations, and upgrades that align with their specific design vision and financial considerations.

If you’re curious about how an urban industrial style could transform your space, we invite you to visit our store. Take control of your design journey, and get floored with inspiration!